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Axe-Throwing Venue Doubles in Size After Only Six Months

Let out some pent-up aggression on a piece of wood at Bad Axe Throwing.
Let out some pent-up aggression on a piece of wood at Bad Axe Throwing. c/o Bad Axe Throwing
Denverites seem to love working out their anger on a piece of wood — with sharp implements. Bad Axe Throwing has been so popular since opening in July at 845 East 73rd Avenue that the venue already needs more space to handle all the reservations. So on Monday, December 18, Bad Axe will reopen just around the corner; at 7338 Washington Street; the new location will have twice as much space as the original, with six axe-throwing lanes and twelve targets.

Bad Axe Throwing was founded in 2014 in Burlington, Ontario, where apparently woodsman-themed outings are a big deal. The Denver outpost is working on landing a liquor license so that it can soon start serving local craft beers, the company notes. If that sounds a little less than safe to you, consider that Bad Axe has professionally trained axe-throwing professionals to help teach you the proper technique. (Also, we checked the place out ourselves and nobody lost a finger.)

We recommend Bad Axe for corporate team-building with an edge (none of that lame paint-your-own-pottery stuff), a slightly menacing birthday celebration — or just a night out with the lumberjacks. The new location will be open from 8 a.m. (for you early hatchet hurlers) to 11 p.m. daily by appointment only. Call 888-435-0001 for a reservation, or visit the Bad Axe Throwing website.

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